Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Ashley Austin

  • Win or Lose

    Ashley AustinCharlottesville, Virginia, United States It was my second month of trauma surgery and the deer-in-the-headlights look had not completely faded. I sat in the surgery resident lounge area finishing up some post-operative notes. The trauma pager and walkie-talkie weighed heavily on my hip. It was not the physical weight, but the weight of anticipation…